Ohio State Sophomore Guard Bruce Thornton Unlikely To Play Against Nebraska Due To Migraine

By February 29, 2024 (5:52 pm)Basketball

Sophomore guard Bruce Thornton is unlikely to play Thursday night against Nebraska due to a migraine, according to an Ohio State spokesperson. 

Thornton, who is listed as questionable on the injury report, has not yet been seen practicing with the team during pregame warmups. If he is unable to play, this would be the first game Thornton would miss in his two seasons with the program. 

Thornton’s unavailability against the Cornhuskers would be a huge blow for the Buckeyes, who will likely have to win out the rest of the regular season to position themselves for a potential late NCAA Tournament run. The Fairburn, Georgia, native has emerged as the unquestioned team leader and top performer for the Buckeyes this season, leading his team in scoring (16.2 points per game) assists per game (4.2) and total steals (33) while also racking up 3.4 rebounds per contest. 

While Thornton’s availability is in question for Thursday night’s game against Nebraska, the team will likely welcome back fifth-year forward Jamison Battle to the lineup. Battle missed Ohio State’s last game against Michigan State with an ankle injury and is the second-leading scorer on the team at 14.2 points per contest.

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